Letter to W. L. Weller from B. F. Coakley, October 29th, 1894.

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Title

Letter to W. L. Weller from B. F. Coakley, October 29th, 1894.

Subject

Description

Coakley writes to the Home regarding the adoption or apprenticeship of a boy 8 or 10 years old. He says that he and his wife have had three children; one is dead and the other two are married. He has been on crutches for 55 years and needs help "to feed and get stovewood and all such like." He says that he would "treat him as I would one of [his] own" and wants one "with as good disposition as posible one that can be taught to work without harsh means." Letter marked Powder Mills, Hart Co., KY. In a letter from 2 Nov 1894, Coakley sends bonds and $2 for the adoption or apprenticeship of Ben Meefer. He asks for him to be sent on the passenger train Monday November 5th to Uptonville Station, where he will meet him. He says he will write to the Home after awhile to say how Ben likes his home and how they are getting along. Letter marked Powder Mills, Hart Co., KY.

Creator

B. F. Coakley

Source

Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

1894-10-29

Rights

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Format

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

Mss_BJ_B222-06_085

Citation

B. F. Coakley, “Letter to W. L. Weller from B. F. Coakley, October 29th, 1894.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed January 30, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2649.